Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Victorian Homes

Up until 1910, Galveston was the largest city in Texas. It was the home of many very wealthy families. A section of downtown of about nine square blocks is totally preserved with the grand mansions of these people. Here are some of the nicest of them. The first is the grandest of all. It was built by a very wealthy family near the turn of the century at a cost of $250,000 back then. That would translate to millions today! When the family no longer needed it they donated it to the Church and it became the Bishop’s residence. It is named “The Bishop’s Palace” and is now open for tours.

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  1. I have always wanted to live in a house with tower.

  2. Beautiful homes indeed!!!

    LL xo

  3. Absolutely beautiful houses!!